Strong Communities

The work of protecting natural resources and the work of building better communities are integral to each other.


Drone image of the Rivanna River

Video: Restoring Access to the Rivanna River

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This video was posted to PEC's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts on 4/16/21. To help the public safely access the Rivanna River, PEC teamed up with the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Rivanna Conservation Alliance, and Rivanna River Co ...
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photo simulation of tower site

Rangel Communication Proposes 199-ft Tower in Thoroughfare Gap

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The following text was taken from an email alert sent out on April 16, 2021. Sign up for PEC email alerts >> Photo simulation facing southwest towards the tower site. Red line marks the location and the height of the ...
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Cycling for Sustainable Cities montage

Cycling for Sustainable Cities

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Join PEC and partners on May 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for Cycling for Sustainable Cities: A Presentation + Discussion with Ralph Buehler & John Pucher. Celebrate Bike Month (May, 2021) with some inspiring stories about how to make cycling safer for everyone! ...
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Heyward Community Forest trails

A Community Forest Grows (and Expands) on the Edge of Charlottesville

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Charlottesville Parks and Recreation is working with community groups to build a system of trails connecting the Heyward Community Forest to surrounding neighborhoods and natural areas. Photo: Peter Krebs/PEC Since the advent of Covid-19, Charlottesville area greenways and open spaces ...
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Important Comp Plan Chapters Up for Discussion in Greene

Important Comp Plan Chapters Up for Discussion in Greene

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The following text was sent out via email alert. To get PEC email alerts visit pecva.org/signup. Rapidan River flowing through Greene County, VA. Photo by Sanjay Suchak. Dear Supporter, I hope this finds you well and looking forward to a ...
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